1 Year Anniversary Trip to Istanbul

Aside from Canada, I had never done any international travel.  Unlike me, James has been all over the world!  Since we took a large amount of time out for our wedding, we decided to skip a honeymoon and take a trip for our one year anniversary.  We wanted to go somewhere that James had never […]

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Biscuits for Eid

Some of my fondest memories from my childhood, are when my mom would prepare endless amounts of desserts, in time for Eid.  Our house would be the cleanest and most organized it could get.  I was always very excited for this time of the year because we would make a special trip to the mall […]

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Nawal’s Room

Often when I’m in Nawal’s room, I am reminded of all the love and support that surrounds us.  Nawal’s first year of life was incredibly challenging.  She spent the first four months of her life in the hospital and for weeks at a time after that, due to respiratory illnesses.  Our girl has come a […]

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Banana Bread

I’m not much of a baker, but everyone always wants a second and even third piece of my banana bread.  It’s delicious, easy to make, and isn’t time consuming.  One tip before sharing the recipe – the more ripe the bananas, the better.  Enjoy! Prep Time:  15 minutes                                                                                                        Bake Time:  50 minutes INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 […]

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Noah’s 3rd Birthday Party!

Noah’s latest obsession has been Spiderman.  He has never seen a Spiderman cartoon.  However, he has found every version of the “Daddy Finger” song on Youtube.  The “Spiderman Finger” version is his number one choice for when he is rewarded with a few minutes on my phone, during the weekend.   So of course, Spiderman had to be the theme for his birthday […]

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Family Staycation

James planned a much needed getaway…only we weren’t very far from home.  We hadn’t taken a trip since soon after I was pregnant with Nawal, and so we definitely needed a break from reality for a day or two.  James had the great idea of spending the weekend at Mall of America.  There was plenty to keep […]

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Unicorn Themed Table Skirt

I wanted a lot of fluff around the table. Luckily, I have a mother and aunt that helped execute what I wanted. I purchased three different shades of tulle and an inexpensive white piece of fabric that measured around the front and sides of the table. The rest was in the hands of my mom […]

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Nawal Turns 1, Unicorn Party!

It’s mind blowing to think that our little girl is now considered a toddler!  The first few months of her life were challenging, to say the least.  Nawal saw nothing outside of the hospital until she was almost 4 months.  Her muscle tone was weaker than most babies, preventing her from breathing and eating on […]

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Magnetic Board

When Noah was younger, he was very eager to learn his letters and numbers.  Nowadays, I have to keep things entertaining in order to keep his interest.  I had the idea of presenting each individual letter to him at a time, to paint.  He was excited to choose the color, and progress to the next […]

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Toddler Table and Chairs Hack

When Noah was at the age where he could sit up and take part in some arts and crafts, I was on the search for a toddler table and chair.  It was difficult to find an affordable set that fit with what I wanted – durable enough for Noah and aesthetically pleasing to me.  I just […]

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